You can’t be around the paint sprayers for more than five minutes without seeing the name Graco, a company that has produced pumps and spray equipment for nearly a century. Like all tradesmen, painters are always on the lookout for the best tools for the job. As any manufacturer nearly synonymous with its industry, Graco strives to deliver. The latest offering is the third generation of the Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer for smaller jobs. Let’s take a closer look at it.
Just Push Spray
This new Graco sprayer underwent a significant re-engineering of all components. In contrast to the sprayer’s blue body is a battery pack with a familiar shade of yellow. That’s because this version is powered by the readily available DeWalt 20V Max pack instead of the previous version’s Graco-branded batteries that had to be purchased at a paint store or online. The kit comes with a compact battery, but any of your DeWalt 20V Max packs – including FlexVolt – will work.
The ProConnect pump replacement system is designed so that the user can replace the Triax carbide triple piston pump on the jobsite instead of being sent in for costly repair work. The ProControl II motor control is adjusted with a pressure regulator dial on the handle just above the battery which supplants the last generation’s regulator along the barrel.
The FlexLiner bag system allows the painter to spray from any angle without losing prime. An RAC X FF LP 514 Tip comes standard even though it seems like a big tip for the small jobs and finish work for which the Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer is designed. However, we can unquestioningly approve of the removable tip! Previously, the whole tip housing had to be replaced.
The sprayer can handle all architectural coatings – both water and mineral spirits – without thinning. Its ergonomics are comfortable and it’s quite light. The only limitation we can identify is the cup capacity. Of course, a larger cup would make it heavier and a backpack would make it tether it to a tube, but it would be nice to have the option.
Spray It, Don’t Say It
Overall, the Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer is a big step up from the last cordless model. Tim Johnson over at Shop Tool Reviews recently teamed up with Tom Rutherford to go into a lot more detail. Don’t miss the interview!
Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer Features
- Triax Triple Piston Pump
- DeWalt 20V Max Battery
- ProConnect Pump Replacement
- ProControl II
- RAC X FF LP Tips
- Four 32-ounce FlexLiner Paint Bags
Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer Specifications
- Model Number: 17M363
- Pressure Range: 500 – 2000 PSI
- Tip Size Supported: 0.008- 0.016 inch
- Filter Mesh: 60
- Price: $569.00